Here at Bridgemere School, we provide a caring and supporting environment, underpinned by a strong Christian ethos. We believe it is important to develop core values which will in turn influence behaviour and help us to understand how we should live our lives, both at school and in the wider community.
Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident and happy members of the community.
"A small rural school with a big Christian heart."
We nurture and maintain strong links with the Church and the local community. We give children the opportunity to experience what being a Christian is, in a warm, friendly family where everyone feels safe.
We set high standards using a variety of teaching and learning styles within a calm learning environment.
We encourage each individual to reach their full potential through an enjoyable and enriched curriculum.
We aim to give children the skills and confidence to achieve their goals and ambitions, as well as to enable them to become positive members of society.
We gather together for collective worship every day. Our worship has a distinct focus each day.
Monday – The Head of School leads the worship which is linked to our school Christian values. There are opportunities to hear bible stories and stories from other faiths, to take an active role, and there is time for reflection and daily prayers which link with events in our lives.
Tuesday – A member of the school staff leads the worship which is based on Christian values. There are more opportunities to hear bible stories and stories from other faiths, to take an active role, and there is time for reflection and daily prayers which link with events in our lives.
Wednesday – Y6 children and members of the worship council lead our worship. We share stories that focus on the school's Christian values or we learn about the parables of Jesus and the amazing miracles revealed in the Bible.
Thursday – We gather for collective worship led by a member of the church community. This has a distinctive Christian focus. We are also lucky to have regular visits from the 'Open the Book' group who invite the children to join in with the retelling of Bible stories through drama.
Friday – We come together to sing and praise. We take this opportunity to think about our school community and reflect on how, with God's help, we can reach our full potential. We share in the joy of all our achievements and take this time to be thankful for the many talents God has given us.
We also regularly walk through the beautiful Doddington estate to hold services at St John's church. Parents are invited to attend. St John's was built in 1837 for the Delves Broughton family of Doddington
Rev Helen Chantry is the vicar of the joint benefice of St James' Audlem, St John's Doddington and St Chad's Wybunbury. She visits regularly to lead our worship and to take part in RE discussions.